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RURAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

RURAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

This award will focusing on the contribution of a dynamic, passionate and visionary leader, we will recognise an enterprising individual who has achieved sustained levels of growth and financial performance by developing a culture of inclusivity, ethical business operation, innovation and exemplary market knowledge.

The winning individual will be able to clearly demonstrate the following:
• That his or her leadership was instrumental in the establishment, operation and ongoing success of the business
• Clear Identification of a compelling market opportunity
• Exceptional vision and effective leadership to realise the opportunity identified
• Development of staff and resources to optimise the opportunity
• Strong commercial performance and financial results • Significant growth or expansion with plans for sustained growth
• Innovation in products, services or processes
• Customer engagement and loyalty
• An ethical approach to business

The entry criteria provided act as a guide only. If you are unsure what to include or how to present it, please contact the RBA office.

Presented by

Enterprise Nation

Following a degree in Law and Japanese, Emma joined international accounting firm Arthur Andersen. In 2000, bitten by the dot.com bug, Emma left the firm to start her first business, Techlocate. The experience of starting, growing and selling a business from a home base gave Emma the idea for Enterprise Nation which was launched in 2006 as the home business website.

Emma Jones Founder, Enterprise Nation

Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park

RURAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR FINALIST 2017

Marsh Farm was originally a working farm before becoming an open farm. It is situated within the Marsh Farm Country Park. The current rural leisure businesses is underpinned by the rural location and farming heritage of the original rural business.

Williams Automobiles Ltd

RURAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR FINALIST 2017

Williams Automobiles is one of the UK’s oldest Morgan, Lotus and Caterham car dealers. Founded in 1911 by the Williams family, we have unrivalled expertise and knowledge of these unique vehicles. At Williams our aim is simple – we aim to provide exceptional service to the Sports car enthusiast! 

Crwst

RURAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR FINALIST 2017

Crwst is a micro-bakery based in Pembrokeshire at a home kitchen. Crwst Co-owners are Welsh couple, Catrin & Osian Jones, born and bred in West Wales! By ‘micro’ we mean a relatively small production with a one-man baker (Osian). We proudly produce handmade real bread and seasonal bakes all from home. We are very passionate about making everything from scratch and to a high quality standard.

Holdsworth PR

RURAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR FINALIST 2017

Public relations and marketing services for rural and equestrian businesses.

Iscoyd Park LLP

RURAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR FINALIST 2017

Iscoyd Park is a wedding and private events venue on the border of Shropshire and North Wales.

HALL OF FAME

The Naked Food Company

The Naked Food Company

WINNER: RURAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2016

Event catering from weddings to dinner with friends, focusing on using fresh, natural, local ingredients to provide simple cookery with a twist, delivered with first class service.

 

The Gibbon Bridge Hotel

The Gibbon Bridge Hotel

RUNNER UP: RURAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2016

An award-winning country hotel and gardens established in 1982 when Janet Simpson and her mother decided to diversify from farming

 

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